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Concerns over the A50 growth plan put to highways chiefs

By Uttoxeter Advertiser  |  Posted: July 30, 2014

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BUSINESSES, traffic calming measures and increased traffic were just some of the issues raised with council chiefs in a meeting to discuss plans to improve the A50.

Mark Winnington, Staffordshire County Council's cabinet member for economy and infrastructure, joined Uttoxeter Town Council's committee meeting to allay any fears and answer questions regarding the A50 growth corridor plans.

The project has been split into two projects with Project A focusing on the improvements to the west of Uttoxeter and with a new junction.

After Project A is completed, highways engineers will examine proposals for Project B which will focus on improved safety and reduction of traffic delays of a new junction.

Although Councillor Winnington said he could not discuss the business affected as they are currently dealing with a district valuer, he did reveal no decisions had been made for the final plan on Project B and it will go out to consultation before the planning application is submitted.

Increased traffic on New Road and plans for changes was a major concern raised, as well as removing the MacDonalds roundabout and the changes proposed in the consultation documents for Project B.

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